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A comprehensive guide to selecting multi-utility non sparking tools for chemical drum caps.


Non Sparking Tools, Bung and Plug Wrenches for Chemical Drum Caps and Seals in Copper Titanium and Aluminium Bronze alloy.
Non Sparking Bung and Plug Wrenches manufactured by Pahwa MetalTech

Importance of Non Sparking Hand Tools

In industries where flammable or explosive materials are present, the use of non-sparking hand tools is crucial. These tools are specially designed to reduce the risk of ignition and prevent fires or explosions.


Non-sparking tools are typically made of materials that do not produce sparks or static electricity when they come i


nto contact with other materials. These materials include copper, bronze, and certain types of alloys.


Using non-sparking hand tools not only reduces the risk of fire and explosion, but also protects workers from potential harm. It is important for employers to provide their workers with the appropriate tools and equipment to ensure a safe working environment.

In addition to being safer, non-sparking hand tools are also durable and reliable. They are designed to withstand heavy use and can last longer than traditional hand tools.


Safety with Chemical Drums

It is crucial to exercise caution when dealing with flammable chemical drums. These drums contain hazardous materials that could pose a serious threat if not handled properly. When opening the caps, it is important to do so carefully and with the appropriate tools.


Non-sparking tools should always be used to prevent any accidental sparks that could ignite the flammable vapours inside the drums. It is also important to be aware of the potential dangers of flammable vapours that may be present in the drums. These vapours can be highly volatile and can cause explosions or fires if ignited. By taking the necessary precautions and following proper procedures, we can ensure the safe handling and transportation of these important chemical materials.


OSHA Safety Label for Hazardous and Flammable Chemicals

OSHA has updated the requirements for labelling of hazardous chemicals under its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). All labels are required to have pictograms, a signal word, hazard and precautionary statements, the product identifier, and supplier identification. For Chemical Drums carrying flammable chemicals you will find the statement “Only use non-sparking tools.” . A sample label, identifying the required label elements, is shown in the image.


OSHA Label Guidelines for use of Non Sparking Hand Tools with Flammable Chemical Drums
OSHA Safety Label for Non Sparking Hand Tools

OSHA has implemented changes to its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for labeling hazardous chemicals. These modifications require labels to have certain components, including pictograms, signal words, hazard and precautionary statements, product identifier, and supplier identification. For drums containing flammable chemicals, it is essential to note that users should “only use non-sparking tools”. Please refer to the image for a sample label that identifies all the required label elements.


Guide to Selecting Non Sparking Tools for Drum Caps

Pahwa MetalTech's Non-Sparking Drum Openers and Non-Sparking Bung Wrenches are expertly designed to open various caps used on chemical safety drums. These versatile tools can open several types of caps with a single tool, making them a valuable addition to any toolkit. Available in both QTi Copper Titanium (Beryllium-Free) and BronAL Aluminum Bronze alloy, these tools provide a safe and reliable solution for handling chemical drums.


Interested in learning more? Check out our Guide to Selecting Non-Sparking Tools for Drum Caps, which covers various types of chemical drum caps and ensures that safety is never compromised.



Non Sparking Bung & Plug Wrench (Type - A)

It a versatile tool designed for opening or closing bungs or plugs found on barrels, drums, or containers. This tool is ergonomically designed with a long handle with a knurling for better grip and easy torque. Available in Copper Titanium (BW-1004) and Aluminium Bronze alloy (BL-BW-1004)





Non Sparking Bung & Plug Wrench (Type - B)

Also know as Non Sparking American bung or circular bung wrench, this single tool can be used to open the following 5 types of Caps. Available in Copper Titanium (BW-1008) and Aluminium Bronze alloy (BL-BW-1008)






Non Sparking Drum Openers
Non Sparking, Spark Resistant, Sparkless, Spark proof Bung Wrench and Drum Opener
Non Sparking Drum Opener

Non Sparking Drum Opener is designed for caps of Metal Barrels Of 210 liter / 55 gallon Drums - 2"″ (50 mm) plug and 3/4″ (19mm) plug. It comes with a knurled handle for better grip. Available in Copper Titanium (BW-2004) and Aluminium Bronze alloy (BL-BW-2004)




Non-Sparking Drum Openers (S-Type)
Non Sparking, Spark Resistant, Sparkless, Spark proof S Type Drum Opener
Non Sparking S Type Drum Opener

This tool is specially designed to open 2" (50mm) and 3/4" (19mm) metal barrel caps without creating sparks. It is lightweight and ideal for situations where only one type of drum is being used. Available in QTi Copper Titanium alloy (BW-3004) and BronAL Aluminium Bronze alloy (BL-BW-3004)



Non-Sparking IBC Cap Opener
Spark Resistant, Sparkproof, Sparkless, Non Sparking IBC Cap Opener
Non Sparking IBC Cap Opener

Non-Sparking IBC Cap Opener is an essential tool for those who work with IBC containers. Its design ensures that there is no risk of ignition, making it a safe option for use in hazardous environments. The cap opener comes in two sizes, 6" and 9", and can also be customized to fit your specific requirements. Its durable construction means that it can withstand heavy use. Available in QTi Copper Titanium alloy (BW-3008) and BronAL Aluminium Bronze alloy (BL-BW-3008)



Non Sparking Drum Cutter
Non Sparking, Sparkless, Anti Spark Drum Cutter
Non Sparking Drum Cutter

Non Sparking Drum Cutters are used to cut 200 liter barrel drum lids. By using a non-sparking drum cutter, you can ensure that the cutting process is both safe and efficient. It's always better to be cautious when handling hazardous materials, and investing in the right tools is one way to do that. Additionally, the replaceable blades make it easy to maintain the tool's effectiveness over time. Available in QTi Copper Titanium alloy (BW-4014) and BronAL Aluminium Bronze alloy (BL-BW-4014)


We trust that the information we provided was valuable in helping you choose the ideal tool for your application. If you require more non-sparking tools, feel free to download our catalog from here or send us your requirement for us to quote.


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